Titan Teaching & Tailgate

This year’s theme for Fall Kickoff is Titan Teaching & Tailgate. We’re getting the team together to kickoff another great academic year! For those who are new, Fall Kickoff is an event where faculty and staff come together for a time of training, fellowship, celebration and more. This is a required event for all full-time faculty and staff unless approved by your Vice President.

FRIDAY, AUG. 18, 2023
8:30 TO 11:30 A.M.



We encourage everyone to dress with the theme by representing your favorite sports team or Team Titan!

Group tailgate photo
Soccer fans dressed up and taking pictures

On Friday, August 18, all CCTC campuses will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for those at outreach campuses to attend this event. Marketing and Communications will send closing signs for all campuses to post on entrance doors. This information will also be posted on social media and the college website.

Sporty Titus


8:30 to 8:35 a.m. – Welcome
8:35 to 8:45 a.m. – Employee Giving Campaign
8:45 to 9:15 a.m. – SACS Overview
9:15 to 9:30 a.m. – Break
9:30 to 9:50 a.m. – Breakout Session 1
10 to 10:20 a.m. – Breakout Session 2
10:30 to 10:50 a.m. – Breakout Session 3

Employees can choose 3 out of 6 breakout session offerings:

  • In-depth Achieving the Dream update, M524, Skillshop Room  – Dr. Christina James and Reneé Patchin
  • Employee Assistance Program overview, M561 – Alethia King, MYgroup
  • Yoga tips for the office, M401 – Melissa Mcintosh, Southern Bliss Yoga
  • Data informed culture at CCTC, M560 – Dr. Jessica Lea, Jasmine Todd and Daniel Kuzbary
  • Team building exercises, Library – Patty Magyar
  • Mix and Mingle session, Student Center – Hakeem Drayton and Mitchell Herring

       After the last breakout session, please return back to M401 for awards, door prizes and closing remarks
11 to 11:30 a.m. – Awards, Door Prizes & Wrap Up
Lunch served after in the green space

Canned Food Drive

Every year, we challenge employees to bring a few non-perishable food items to stock our Student Nutritional Access Center (SNAC) pantry.

Items in high-demand:

  • Rice (1 lb bags)
  • Hamburger Helper & “Ready-to-go” meals 
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Canned meat (chicken, tuna, salmon)
  • Canned vegetables (diced tomatoes, green beans, carrots, corn, black beans, chickpeas)
  • Canned fruit (peaches, pineapples, mandarin oranges, pears)
  • Pasta and pasta sauces
  • Breakfasty foods, like granola bars, cereal packs, pancake mix
  • Hygiene items (lotion, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, tampons and pads)
  • Household products (paper towels, toilet paper, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, dryer sheets)

Professional Headshots

We are excited to offer 1 free professional headshot for employees at Fall Kickoff this year! Allison Eady with Allison Eady Photography will be with us on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to capture your professional headshot. She will be located in the downstairs Atrium of building M500. Be sure to pop in during a break or between breakout sessions to take advantage of this opportunity. *Note: If you plan to dress up with the event theme for Fall Kickoff and you want to get a headshot, be sure to bring your professional attire with you to quickly change into for your photo.


Employee Giving Campaign

The CCTC Foundation will open the 2023 Employee Giving Campaign at this year’s Fall Kickoff event. There will be a sign up table with more information on ways to give. Anyone who signs up or gives at least $1 that day can play to win a prize on the balloon dartboard and a soda at the lunch tailgate.

Learn more about the Employee Giving Campaign and how to get involved here.